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Subject: E-Update for the Committee on Technology in Government of New York
City Council (June 4, 2006).
The following is a list of upcoming hearings to be convened by the
Committee on Technology in Government. If you have any questions,
please contact Jeff Baker (jeffrey.baker-at-council.nyc.ny.us /
212-788-9193), Counsel to the Committee on Technology in Government, or
Colleen Pagter (colleen.pagter-at-council.nyc.ny.us
/ 212-513-1323), Policy
Analyst to the Committee on Technology in Government. Thanks and hope
to see at one of our upcoming hearings!
On Monday, June 12, 10:00 AM in the 14th Floor Hearing Room of 250
Broadway, the Committee on Technology in Government, chaired by Council
Member Gale Brewer, will be holding an oversight hearing on the topic of
mobile workforce technology. DoITT and several other private technology
providers are expected to testify. If you or your company is interested
in testifying at this hearing, please contact Colleen Pagter at
colleen.pagter-at-council.nyc.ny.us or 212-513-1323.
On Tuesday, June 27 at 1:00 PM in the Committee Room, City Hall, the
Committee on Technology in Government, chaired by Council Member Gale
Brewer, will be holding an oversight hearing. Hearing topic to be
As always, the public is welcome. No RSVP is necessary.
Below are links to articles from our May 15th hearing on Wireless
Internet Access in New York City Parks. The New York City Department of
Parks and Recreation, New Yorkers for Parks, NYC Wireless, The Wi-Fi
Salon, and other private technology providers testified at the hearing.
Thanks to everyone for their participation in this successful hearing.
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Below is a link to an article on the "unwiring" of the HUB
commercial area of the South Bronx, a visionary project by the South
Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) and Urban
Telephone and Video. This groundbreaking "wire cutting" ceremony took
place on Thursday May 25, 2006 and was presided over by Council Member
Brewer along with Council Member Maria Del Carmen Arroyo.
* NY Daily News:
The following is a resource that might interest you, particularly
those in the nonprofit sector.
Tech News: Enhancing Human Services Through Technology, a free
online newsletter designed specifically for the nonprofit community,
offers valuable and up to date information on technology issues facing
the nonprofit sector (http://www.uwnyc.org/technews). Published by
United Way of New York City every month and supported by IBM, Tech News
conveys how technology can best enhance the management and delivery of
client focused services, assists organizations with technology
questions, and provides agencies with concrete answers to connect and
exchange information about technology needs and interests. Tech News
provides subscribers the opportunity to learn more about upcoming
technology events, search the Link Library, view an online compilation
of direct links to technology resources for nonprofits, and conduct
additional research by browsing past articles of Tech News. Visit Tech
News at http://www.uwnyc.org/technews.
The following are some events that might interest you.
Building the Broadband Economy 2006, June 8-9, 2006 - New York City
The 2006 edition of the Intelligent Community Forum's Building the
Broadband Economy conference will take place on Thursday-Friday, June
8-9, 2006 in New York City.
Keynote speakers will include Jerry MacArthur Hultin, president of
Polytechnic University and former undersecretary of the US Navy, James
Balsillie, Chairman of Research in Motion and the creator of the
BlackBerry, and William Eggers, Global Director, Deloitte Research -
Public Sector and author of Government 2.0.
The conference will also feature one-on-one discussions with the Top
Seven Intelligent Communities, announced by ICF in January 2006.
Produced in association with Polytechnic University, Building the
Broadband Economy is a meeting place and "idea exchange" for government
officials from around the world and their private-sector partners in
telecom, IT, consulting, finance and real estate. All are drawn to the
conference by the shared challenge facing communities today: to "adapt
or die" in the broadband economy of the 21st Century. The ICF conference
provides attendees with an international perspective, fosters innovation
and helps break down the barriers to cooperation between the public and
private sectors. It also attracts sponsorship from leading technology
and communications providers including Intel, Microsoft, Deloitte,
Alcatel, Verizon and Intelsat.
Contributing organizations in 2006 include The Innovation Groups,
National Association of Workforce Boards, Pacific Telecommunications
Council and World Teleport Association.
To register, go to www.intelligentcommunity.org and click on the
home page link for the conference.
Harlem Consumer Education Council (HCEC) is hosting a roundtable
discussion on Community Access to Public Technology. The event will be
held on June 9, 2006 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Harlem State Office
Building on 125th Street.
Various professionals and experts from the telecommunications world
will discuss the role of community access in the changing world of
communications technology. Some of the other topics that will be
discussed are the two recent Senate and one House Bill on the future of
the cable franchising agreements as it pertains to public access TV as
well as the future development and access of community broadcast
platforms (Wi-Fi, low-power radio, public access television, etc).
This roundtable discussion will be citywide with representatives
from local public access stations and producers, low-power radio, local
nonprofits, community organizations, students, community information
technology, telecom professionals and others from all the five
boroughs. Some of the speakers and panel members are:
* Council Member Gale Brewer, Chair, Committee on Technology in
* Anthony Riddle, Executive Director, Alliance for Community Media
* Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America
* Danny Schechter, Director, Globalvision
* Michael Boutine, New York Law School
* Dennis A. Lane, Project Director, Harlem Consumer Education Council
This roundtable discussion will help in bringing a better
understanding between local communities, create a dialogue with the
corporate world and begin to define public access to tomorrow's
telecommunication technology. For more information, contact Dennis
Technology - Innovation - the Future: New Perspectives on Adult Day
Services, Monday, June 19th 2006, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
The conference is sponsored by The New York State Adult Day Services
Association (NYSADSA) Region 8 and co-sponsored by Selfhelp Community
Services Inc. and The Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College.
The mission of NYSADSA is to develop, promote and enhance adult day
services as an integral part of the services continuum, through a
unified body that provides resources, information, support and public
education for the adult day services industry, present and future.
The Keynote speaker will be Russ Bodoff, Director of the Center on
Aging Services Technologies (CAST) of the American Association of Home
and Services for the Aged (AAHSA). Gale Brewer, Chair of the City
Council Committee on Technology, will also be speaking at this event.
Panels presentations will include issues on Telemedicine,
Transportation Software, Cognitive Stimulation, and In-Home and
In-Program RFID/GPS Tracking.
The conference will take place at The Brookdale Center on Aging, 425
E 25th Street (Between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive). Breakfast will also
be served. $25 Members and Sponsors, $35 Non-members. RSVP to NYSADSA
by phone at 212-986-4766, fax 212-986-4764, or by credit card online at
About the New York City Council's Committee on Technology in Government
The primary goals of the Committee on Technology in Government are
(1) to expand digital equality by increasing access to broadband in
underserved communities of New York City (2) to increase the strategic
use of technology in government, thereby, increasing efficiency in
government and enhancing the quality of public services, and (3) to
promote the openness and transparency of government by making sure that
public information is accessible to every New York City resident.
Through its ability to hold oversight hearings over City agencies and
introduce and hear legislation, the Committee on Technology in
Government works to achieve its goals in partnership with the private,
public and nonprofit sectors.
More information about the Committee and the Chair of the
Committee, Council Member Gale A. Brewer, can be found at the following
All Committee briefing papers from the current session (beginning in
January 2004) are also available at this link.
If you know of people who would be interested in the Committee on
Technology in Government's activities, please feel free to forward this
e-mail to them. If you know of anyone who would like to receive these
e-mails, just have them e-mail me. I will be put them on the list.
Finally, feel free to post this information on any listserve you may
belong to or on any website you are affiliated with.
If you do not want to receive these e-mails anymore, please e-mail
me, and I will take you off the list immediately.
Thank you. I look forward to seeing you at one of Committee's
Chief of Staff
Office of Council Member Gale A. Brewer
New York City Council
250 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10007
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW PHONE NUMBERS
City Hall: 212.788.6975
Secondary Cell: 917.407.1600
District Office: 212.873.0282